|Measures about 63"x 80" after being washed.|
My friend Michelle pieced the quilt top, and I quilted it with a big, all over wavy pattern, loosely following this tutorial. You can see the quilting a little better in this photo:
I quilted it using my walking foot mostly. When there was a small island of non-quilted, I used my free motion foot to fill it in so I wouldn't have to rotate the quilt a million (more) times.
I used a Superior Threads in a medium blue.
Bound using some scraps that were already cut.
|I love the texture after a wash!|
The backing is not my favorite and was purchased out of desperation, haha.
I had planned to get some wide backing for a fast, simple back. I went to Hobby Lobby to get it, since it's closer than Joann's. They have a selection of poly-cotton broad cloths, which I stared at for a long time trying to decide on a color. Then, as I was reading a tag on one of the bolts I saw that the "broad" cloth was only 44" wide! Why is it called broadcloth?! Ugh, I was so annoyed. But I had wasted so much time already, with both kids in tow and getting cranky, that I chose the first green-brown-blue fabric I found, hoping it would coordinate (it doesn't though, does it? haha, oh well).
Lesson learned: Hobby Lobby doesn't carry true broadcloth!
|Label on the back with a spare block.|
I actually finished this on the 31st, right on schedule! I wanted Michelle to see it first. This quilt is now packed up, ready to be shipped to Kenya for the Lala Salama project--go check it out!
|Posing with the cherry tree.|